Posted by Christopher Kerr on Sep 28, 2019
We're very excited to share with you that our own Jackie Corricelli has been selected as a CSTA Equity Fellow! As an Equity Fellow, Jackie will take part in a year-long program that elevates educators who have demonstrated success in disrupting the disparities impacting females, underrepresented students of color, English language learners, and students with special needs in order to bring their inclusive teaching practices and leadership to educators across the country and around the world at the 2020 CSTA Annual Conference.
Over 112 educators across the United States applied for the Fellowship and only 10 were accepted, our own Jackie Corricelli was one of those ten. 
When asked how she feels about the fellowship and the pressures that come with it Jackie responded, "It's a big responsibility, but I'm  excited to begin this work and to learn about new ways to promote equity within our state."  
If you would like to know more about the scholarship a brief summary and some helpful links are below.  If you would like to learn more about what Jackie is working towards she'll be happy to answer your questions at any CT CSTA chapter meeting!
About the Equity Fellowship
The CSTA Equity Fellowship is a selective, year-long program designed to develop leadership in equitable teaching practices and advocacy. The program will both provide leadership development opportunities to the fellows and identify opportunities for the group to develop ongoing, peer-to-peer professional learning experiences focused on addressing issues of equity in the computer science classrooms for all CSTA members.
Equity Fellows will:
  • share their expertise with CSTA members across the globe
  • support the design of professional learning experiences for CSTA members
  • collaboratively design and implement a project to promote equity in CS education
  • showcase their project at the 2020 CSTA Conference
To learn more about the CSTA Equity Fellowship program click here.
To view a list of this year's Fellows with autobiographies click here.